Zavvi seems to have had its fair share of problems recently, including those of a fake website with a similar name.
This is the third large retailer selling similar products, that have gone bust or got into serious difficulties in the last twelve months, and no doubt more will follow, when you can purchase cheaper and better from other certain internet outlets, and with perhaps lot less hassle.
Is this the death of the high street? In my town, Woolworths and Zavvi are large stores - if a few more shops go in Jan it will start to look a bit bare. Is this the logical conclusion of the explosion of on-line sales? And what are the implications for society? Much to ponder ...
Shopping in Zavvi (or it's previous incarnation of Virgin Megastore) was never a pleasant experience. With music, it's just as easy to buy on-line with more options to play before you pay, hence the rise of Play.com etc.
To stay alive on the High Street stores need to have that little something extra like quality service, but Zavvi fell short of the mark. Clothes shops are more likely to survive the on-line shop, although Officer's Club have proved an exception. Being able to see the garment and try it on is always likley to be more appealing than shopping on the web where we cannot assess the quality of the goods.